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Tech Hockey Falls in Ice Vegas Final – Sunday Sports Wrap

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High School
In high school hockey last night…
– Houghton blanked Novi 3-0. Dawson McKay had a goal and two assists for the Gremlins. Taavi Rajala and Brendan Erickson also scored. Jimmy Pietila stopped 14 shots to earn the win in net.
– Hancock couldn’t hold an early lead, and fell to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 3-2. After a scoreless first period, goals by Auston Salani and Petr Anderson gave the Bulldogs the advantage in the second stanza. St. Mary’s tied it by the end of the second period, and Hunter Baudino’s second goal of the night was the game-winner in the third period.
– Calumet gave defending Division One state champion Brighton all it could handle in a 5-4 loss. The Bulldogs scored the first two goals of the game, but the Copper Kings battled back. Scores by Tanner Rowe and Brent Loukus tied the game by early in the second period. Brighton surged ahead again, but Calumet got two more goals from Loukus to keep them in the game. Dean Loukus had two assists. Nick Voelker stopped 20 of 25 shots in net, and took the loss.
– Phillips edged L’Anse 5-4.

Finlandia
The Finlandia University men’s hockey team dropped a 4-1 decision at Lake Forest College yesterday. The Foresters dominated the first period, scoring twice off 22 shots. Alex Rezansoff scored the Lions’ only goal, in the second period. Matt Arnold made 35 saves, and suffered the loss in goal.

MTU/NMU
The Michigan Tech hockey team fell 3-2 to Arizona State in the title game of the Ice Vegas tournament in Las Vegas last night. The Sun Devils took control early, scoring all three of their goals in the first two periods off Devin Kero. Patrick Munson replaced Kero for the final 23 minutes. Goals by Dylan Steman and Greyson Reitmeier tightened the score in the third period, but Tech couldn’t close the gap.

In the consolation match, Northern Michigan University and Boston College skated to a 3-3 tie, before the Wildcats won the game in a shootout.

The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team rebounded from a lopsided loss to Ashland on Thursday, and trounced Tiffin 79-42 yesterday. The Huskies led by 25 at halftime, and never allowed the Dragons more than 11 points in a quarter. Elizabeth Kelliher led a balanced attack with 14 points.

The Tech men’s team struggled in the first half, and lost to Tiffin 86-68. The Dragons led by 15 at halftime. Kyle Monroe led the Huskies with 20 points and seven rebounds.

Both Northern Michigan University basketball teams lost to Ashland yesterday – the women 99-59, and the men by a much closer margin of 55-54.

GLHL
The result of the Portage Lake Pioneers’ game at West Bend was not reported.

The Calumet Wolverines defeated the Monroe Blues 9-7 last night. Matt Yeo scored the game-winner.

NHL
The Detroit Red Wings entertain the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. Petr Mrazek will start in goal, as Jimmy Howard recovers from a “lower-body injury” suffered in Friday’s win over the Florida Panthers. Howard is not expected to miss much time. We’ll join the game after NFL football on 99.3 The Lift.

NBA
The Detroit Pistons defeated the Houston Rockets 108-101 last night. Detroit played without Andre Drummond, who was in the lineup Friday, but continues to recover from bruised ribs. Tobias Harris led Detroit with 27 points. The Pistons play at New Orleans Monday night. Tipoff is at 8:00 on 99.3 The Lift.

NFL
Tennessee and Atlanta advanced on the opening day of the NFL playoffs yesterday. The Titans scored 19 unanswered points in the second half to edge the Kansas City Chiefs 22-21. The Falcons eliminated the Los Angeles Rams 26-13. Today, the Bills meet the Jaguars at 1:05, and the Panthers play the Saints at 4:40. We’ll cover all of the NFL playoff games through the Super Bowl on 99.3 The Lift.

The rebuild of the Green Bay Packers’ coaching staff continues. ESPN is reporting that former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will rejoin the team. He left Green Bay in 2012 to become head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Numerous reports say that the Pack has hired Jim Hostler to coach wide receivers. He’s been the receivers coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Hostler replaces Luke Getsy, who has become the new offensive coordinator at Mississippi State.

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